7 Best Buzzing Night Markets In Sydney, Australia - Updated 2021

night markets in sydney

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and is the most populated city in both Australia and Oceania. The residents are often referred to as “Sydneysiders”, a fun and lively group of people. Sydney has been occupied by Australians for around 30,000 years and has thousands of rock engravings. This makes it the richest in Aboriginal archaeological artefacts in the whole of Australia. Sydney has also been considered as one of the most expensive cities in the whole world, however, it still ranked at seventh in terms of quality of living. One of the reasons Sydney’s economy and tourism is blooming is the sheer amount of night markets within the state. There, tourists are welcome and are greeted by a festival of goods varying from fresh produce to designer creations. We’ve listed down the best night markets in Sydney just for you.

1. Chinatown Friday Night Market

Chinatown Night Market, Sydney
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Chinatown Friday Night Market, as the name implies, only happens every Friday night in the month of October. This is part of the celebration of Good Food Month and part of ‘Asia On Your Doorstep’ project. It is a multicultural community night market where everyone is free to enjoy what the other has to offer in exchange for a few dollars. It was very popular with the locals, and, soon enough, tourists also started to come and enjoy the festivity as well. During the night, Little Hay Street is transformed into a street filled with lanterns and stalls offering various Asian delicacies. Despite the name, the food served are not necessarily Chinese cuisine. Tourists can easily find dishes that vary from takoyaki of Japan to pho of Vietnam.

Chinatown Friday Night Market

Address: Dixon and Little Hay Street Haymarket NSW 2000

Website: Chinatown Friday Night Market

Opening hours: 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Travel tip by Sydney Local Expert - Bachchan
Posted on: Jan 08, 2020

Nice place, good food at cheaper price 

2. Taiwan Night Market

1 fengjia night market 2019
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Taiwan Night Market is not just a temporary festival of delicacy during the lieu hours of the day. It carries with it the rich history of night markets. A hundred years back, most of the working class is within the low socioeconomic range. Thus, temporary food stalls during the night were bustling with people. As time progresses, it became part of the culture. The Taiwan Night Market has 130 food stalls that can cater for varying tastes of different individuals. The famous snacks and dishes include Taiwanese snacks include pork xiao long bao, tofu pudding, Taiwanese omelette wrap, beef noodle soup, Taiwanese fried chicken, and bubble tea with pearls. Of course, other various products such as toys and garments can also be bought.

Taiwan Night Market

Address: 178-182 Rowe Street Eastwood 2122 NSW

Website: Taiwan Night Market

Opening hours: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

3. Paddy's Night Food Markets

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by Paddy's Night Food Markets on Monday, January 27, 2020

Night markets in Sydney are not all about Asian cuisine, there are also those who cater to the needs of the Western palate. Paddy’s is exactly that kind of night market. This night market is suitable for everyone, both small and large group. Food choices vary from Indian, Italian, American, and much more. The 25 food trucks offer a variety of steaks, snacks, and desserts all aiming to appease the customers’ growling appetite. Paddy’s is open every Saturday night.

Paddy's Night Food Markets

Address: 250-318 Parramatta Rd, Homebush West NSW 2129

Website: Paddy’s Night Food Markets

Opening hours: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

4. Aussie Night Markets

97 Street Night Market
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Aussie NightMarkets is a unique idea of a night market. It is a moving night market with no set location. That being said, it can be found in multiple places during different time frames. It prides itself on bringing together groups of individuals for a joyful and a palatable night of food indulgence. It promises to bring a fusion of music, art, aroma, and, of course, tastes. Taking pride in the diversity it brings, the food offered by the food trucks also varies. One food truck may offer Mediterranean food and the one beside it is offering Chinese cuisine. However, despite the diversity and wide variety of food choices, customers are ensured that each and every dish is filled with passion and care.

Aussie Night Markets

Address: Various places around Sydney and NSW

Website: Aussie Night Markets

Opening hours: 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

5. Carriageworks Burning Love Night Market

Mushrooms on toast with a poached egg at St Edmonds
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This is a very special night market. Curated by two of the top chefs in Sydney, Porteño’s Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz, it features 55 amazing chefs who are top of their class. They serve food of an utmost quality that not only ensures good taste, but also luxury. This night market holds limited slots and visitors are required to buy a ticket beforehand. However, the event venue and the program can even be classified as a festival. Free and live demonstrations are available for the guests to watch, as well as, soothing and relaxing music filling the air. Some of the food highlights include: shellfish cooked over coals by Nick Smith of Rising Sun Workshop, hot smoked fish by John Susman of Fishtales, smoked mushroom toastie with salsa verde, cultured cream and pickled onions by OzHarvest

Carriageworks Burning Love Night Market

Address: 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh 2015 NSW

Website: Carriageworks Burning Love Night Market

Opening hours: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

6. Redfern Night Markets

Editor’s Note: Establishment is permanently closed at the time of writing

Redfern Night Markets are held every first Friday of the month. This is an initiative by the locals to promote local business and, of course, hone their talents. That, however, does not indicate poor quality products. In fact, these people offer a variety of products ranging from food, crafts, and even music. Local talents can be viewed and watched performing for visitors and customers. Redfern Night Markets highlight the individual flair and creativity of its people, so visitors and customers not only have fun but also help others at the same time.

Redfern Night Markets

Address: PCYC South Sydney Redfern 638 Elizabeth St, Redfern, NSW

Website: Redfern Night Markets

Opening hours:4:30 PM to 9:30 PM

7. Experience local street eats at Blacktown Night Market

Night Noodles Market (Melbourne) (11082886276)
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Take a break from all the pub crawls and crawl through the vibrant street food scene in Blacktown’s night markets. Blacktown is filled with unique food trucks, food stalls, and various cuisines showcased in this hidden gem of Australia. Aside from scrumptious treats, savory bites, and sweet desserts, there’s also a bustling music scene in the area with the finest local talent performing every Friday night. Start off your weekend and bring a couple of friends at Blacktown to enjoy relax and experience topnotch leisure at its finest.

Blacktown Night Market

Address: The Village Green, 62 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown 2148 View Map

Website: Blacktown Night Market

Opening hours: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Fridays

Price: free admission

Indulge in the feast Sydney night markets has to offer

Undeniably, each individual has his own taste and palate. This is a fact that we can neither refute nor deny. This is also the reason as to why night markets are true blessings. They offer a wide variety of food choices without the need of travelling meters and miles. In addition to that, some even offer other products such as music and handicrafts. Of course, the foods are also all delectable and sumptuous. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your keys and head to Sydney, now!

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